Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Easter, My Friends!

How exciting it is to play with Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for Tablescape Thursday. Please come and play along and visit everyone's tablescapes.
I like to set the table in the formal dining room on holidays and Easter is the most important one for me because Jesus rose from the dead. How do you like my bunny napkin? If you are interested in learning how to make it, go to the end of this post for I have uploaded instructions. I printed it when Mrs. Ben posted it on RMS a long time ago.







For a centerpiece, I used one of our Meissen compotes and filled it with eggs and added the 2 bunnies who layed them in front of it:-). Wait a minute! Bunnies don't lay eggs do they? Hmmm, I wonder who did cause that's a lot of eggs to lay. LOL!
I bought the Happy Easter salad plates from Marshall's. Please note that the patterns are not all the same.
I bought this Easter egg tree after Easter last year so it was really cheap, I can't remember how much but definitely less than $10.
DH gave me a gift certificate of my favorite store in town last Christmas and this rabbit trio was the first purchase with it. I still have a lot leftover so every now and then, I go to the store to check out the new things they have for sale. The egg tulip vase is also from Marshall's.
I used bunny napkin holders alternately with the bunny shaped napkins.






Here is the instructions on how to create a bunny napkin. It's really easy once you get the hang of it. And it's cool!

Thanks to Susan for hosting another fun Tablescape Thursday and thanks to all of you for coming! Happy Easter to all!

56 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, Christine!!

I'm going to see if I can get the bunny napkin fold accomplished!

prof en retraite said...

This is beautiful, Christine! So festive! I love the bunny fold napkins! But your trio of bunnies are my favorite! Just gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Deb said...

Thank you for the bunny fold napkin instructions will have to try that out, love your table, beautiful

Foley said...

Christine - all of your pieces are beautiful, rather partial to the compote! All looks so festive, I will hve to try your bunny napkins..maybe by Easter I will have it down!

Cynthia said...

christina,
I clicked and enlarged and I was like WOW!! This is fit for an Easter Queen if their is such a thing. I even saved this pic because I love it so much. I hope your family appreciates how much you put into this table. Cindy

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, so lovely! I love the centerpiece!!!! The bunny plates and napkins are so sweet! Love all the bunnies! Just love it!!!

B said...

This table is beautiful. That compote centerpiece is fabulous, and I absolutely love the bunny napkins. I copied the instructions, so hopefully I will be able to do them as well.
:-) Brenda

Marie said...

Christine...I just luv, luv, luv that centerpiece. It's so Frenchy...where did you get it? And thanks for showing us how to do the bunny napkin...cute!
=marie

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

What a beautiful table setting. Very nice to gather around with family. Love the centerpiece with the eggs in them and the plates made me smile too. :-)

Mama said...

Hi Christine, Happy Easter, your table, centerpiece, dishes and dining room are stunning, Kathy.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Christine! Just beautiful! So many sweet touches its hard to choose one, but I really love your compote. Very unusual. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed each pic. Blessings friend, Barb

Deb said...

This looks so beautiful, love the bunny plates, so cute. I really love the three bunnies that piece is very lovely! Deb

Katy said...

Lovely tablescape,... thanks for sharing and for the bunny ears napkin fold directions! ~Katy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful Easter table and love the bunny napkin!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the bunny napking fold. I'll be sure to try it.

Chandy said...

Christine, your pieces are just stunning! That three bunny figurine is to die for! I love it! Great tablescape! Happy Thursday to you my friend!

Melissa Miller said...

~So pretty Christine!

Your bunny plates are some of the cutest ever.
The bright colors and designs are so fun.

The napkins and step by step instructions are very clever.
What a fun touch of whimsy
added to this post.

Happy TT! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS table... Easter at your house is GRAND!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Gosh - what a pretty table in a beautiful room. The bunny napkin is adorable and to answer your question...yes, we are selling all that and a ton more! Have a great week. Nancy

Candy said...

Oh!!! Your dining room is to die for. Love, love, love it. Had to enlarge and just sit and gaze. Great group of running bunnies. and that center piece is fab!
Great table!!!
Ta-Ta, Candy

Picket said...

This is beautiful girl! I remember when Mrs Ben posted those bunny napkins....they are so cute and I love your bunny napkin holders! Ohhhhh it just makes you feel like royality looking at it! Great post sweetie!

Martha said...

What a beautiful room -- love the whimsy of the plates and I think the napkins are really clever.

That bunny piece you bought is so cute!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Those bunny plates are just too cute! Love the napkins too. Great job!

Justine :o )

Bo said...

Hi Christine...you have so many wonderful treasures to use for your tablescapes...and they all work so well together! I love the bunny trio...your dining room is so elegant! Thanks for the napkin folding instructions...I've got to try that... ;-) Bo

"Blossom" said...

And to think that each place sitting is different. So cute.
The napkin folding, so glad you posted this. When we cruise they
have a napkin folding class on the cruise ship; I attend everyone of them. The rabbits look like they are ready to jump right off of the table.

Barbara said...

I love the table. Thank you for the "how to make a bunny with napkins" Have a wonderful day.

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** Good morning, Christine, and Happy Easter to you, too! You certainly created a magical table here! Just lovely!!! Glad you shared! Warmly, Linda ***

Leigh of said...

Fantastic tablescape! I love the running rabbits! The entire table is an ecletic mix of all things spring. Its beautiful!
Leigh,
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Gayla said...

Your table is "to die for"... how elegant yet so clever. I love the combination... Cool napkins. I may try those!

Kathleen said...

That's a lovely table..love the whimsy of the plates and bunny naps!
Great job!

Janie's World said...

Your table looks so festive and elegant! I love the easter plates. You did a fantastic job!

Lady Katherine said...

Have fun on your cruise! Wish I was tagging along. lol Says Cheers to me for My Tea Party on the 5th.lol

Pinky said...

Christine, I am so glad to be here at your blog! Your Easter table is BEAUTIFUL....as is all you do! Your style is so pretty! I get inspiration all the time. Now....I have done a SECOND post at Susan's cause this morning I realized I posted the WRONG table!!!!!!!!!! LOLOL!!! What a ditz I am!!!! Hope you'll go see it! Have a great day my friend! Hugs, Pinky

Susan said...

I am going to definitely leave the table scapeing to the professionals! I wouldn't even know where to start! Still love your house!!!! Your dining room is to drool over!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Beautiful tablescape, Christine! I absolutely love your centerpiece...gorgeous!
I have that same bunny trio...one of my favorites, too!
I will have to attempt the bunny napkin folding!
Happy Spring!
;-D

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for the napkin folding lesson and that center piece is the most lovely thing I have seen today.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I don't think I have seen your formal dining room before and it is just gorgeous! Your Easter tablescape is so cute, I love all the bunnies and eggs (your compote might be a little on the small size LOL, Love it!!!)

I will try to make the bunny napkin but I doubt I will be successful. I'm not good following directions.

xoxo
Janie

Kathysue said...

Hi C, Wow that compote is to die for,truly impressive. I love all the little bunny touches. This is my favorite time of year and you displayed a truly spring time table setting, just lovely,Hugs Kathysue

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Girlfriend, you always set the MOST BEAUTIFUL tables!!! I love, love, love your Meissen compote used as the centerpiece...the colors are so perfect for Easter, aren't they! Loved the nest and eggs that you put in it! Cute Easter bunny plates, Christine...I just adore them! One of the things that I always love about your style of tablescaping is all of the pretties that you add to the table!!! It would just be such a joy to sit and dine at one of your tables...there's so much to see and enjoy! Beautifully done, my friend!!!

Have a terrific Thursday!
Love ya,
Chari

carolinajewel said...

Christine, Your table and room took my breath away! It is all so beautiful! That compote is amazing!!!! I have a similar jumping bunnies figurine. I will post a picture soon so be sure to look! :D Jewel

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a pretty tablescape!

imjacobsmom said...

Christine! I love your plates, all of your bunnies adorable! Believe it or not, Jacob folded our napkins like this last Easter! I hope I can get him to do it for me again this year....thanks for posting the instructions again. ~Robyn

Sue said...

Stunning and elegant but with a bit of whimsy....very very nice Christine!!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a gorgeous table setting. Of course anything would look awesome in that beautiful room...but the table setting is exceptional. I love the bunny napkins and that centerpiece is stunning!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh my gosh Christine! This table is beautiful! Your whole dining room is gorgeous! That compote is gorgeous! Notice I'm using gorgeous alot! I don't know why my pics won't enlarge! I'll have to check around with those in the know and ask! I've had them enlarge before! God Bless! Lauralu :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christine, this table just took my breath away! Absolutely gorgeous! That compote is sooooo stunning in the center of the table! Your 3 bunnies are so pretty. And I love the way you added some fun with the bunny napkin fold and those great salad plates. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, Thanks for coming by and cheering me up. You are one of the reason I love to blog. You are such a good friend. I love your tablescape. You have so many beautiful things. I especially love the bunny trio. It's my favorite. xoxoxo Terrie

marty39 said...

Wow Christine, you do have such gorgeous treasures. I love the Meissen centerpiece and the little bunnies and the tablesetting and of course your fabulous dining room. Well I guess you can tell I really love it all. It is absolutely stunning. Hugs, Marty

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Christine your table is beautiful. I just love those adorable plates and SO Happy that you gave instruction for the napkins. Thanks
~Athella

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I just LOVE that Meissen compote! It is spectacular! It really is the centerpiece-it is the first piece that catches your eye. What is wonderful too, is that it looks beautiful from a distance and then when you shot the close ups, it was even more magnificent. Loved your little bunnies too!

Cass said...

You have the most adorable Bunny accessories! And the salad plates are darling. Lovely Easter table setting!

Thanks ... Cass

JudyBug said...

Wow! The Meissen compote is just a stunner! Love the plates! Isn't Marshall's just the best place ever?

JudyBug

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C/x 5* for you! Loved the table. You are the queen of shopping and find all the best stuff! Thanks for visiting while I was away!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Christine...love you Easter table! I'm soooo impressed with your napkin folding. I may have to attempt that on a table sometime! I remember when Mrs. Ben posted about that on RMS...very cool! Your compote is absolutely goregeous! The color blue in that piece is sooo pretty! Those two little bunnies were busy, busy...that's a lot of Easter eggs! :-) This was such a beautiful Tablescape Thursday post! Susan

The White Bench said...

How wonderful! You have inspired me so much with those Easter plates! Thank you for sharing them! Your table is just fabulous!!
Cheers,
Monica.

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

aaaaaahhhh I love the South and all its history. The buildings are so grand and feel so romantic. Your pinks are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing them all. ~Athella

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